Incorporating Writing into “Pandolfini’s Puzzles”

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Part of learning chess, especially the endgame, is providing a thought process to making moves. Often times younger players move without putting much thought into it. This week, we are incorporating the writing process to our learning by providing a rationale for the moves in the endgame.

In the assignment below (see link), students practice endgame puzzles, but must provide a rationale for their first move. Students learn that by thinking out a logical and correct first move will provide a progression of successful moves. By writing down our rationale, we gain a deeper understanding of the endgame.

Click Here for the lesson

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